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Welcome to Neonatology

The Section of Neonatology provides full clinical support for infants and their families at multiple hospitals in the Denver metropolitan area and extends services throughout the Rocky Mountain Region and an 11-state area extending as far as Alaska. Our board-certified neonatologists are nationally and internationally recognized leaders in neonatal care as well as clinical and scientific research. 

Neonatologists provide 24 hours a day, 7 days a week consultative, referral, and transport services to physicians and your child. Level III urgent care services are coordinated between Children's Hospital Colorado and the perinatal services at University of Colorado Hospital and Denver Health Medical Center.

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Children's Hospital Colorado NICU is a nationally recognized leader in the treatment of critically ill infants and cares for 750 infants each year. MORE »

We offer a variety of educational programs including the Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Training Program at Children's Hospital Colorado. MORE »

New areas include use of stable isotopes and indirect calorimetry to study glucose and amino acid utilization; use of nitric oxide  MORE »

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  • Stephanie Chassen, MD received the Western Society for Pediatric Research​ (WSPR) Mead Johnson Junior Faculty Travel Award.

  • CU Anschutz Today: "Facing a Family's Terminal Illness"​ - With marijuana use during pregnancy on the rise, a new study led by the Colorado School of Public Health and published in The Journal of Pediatrics shows that prenatal cannabis use was associated with a 50 percent increased likelihood of low birth weight. Erica Wymore, MD, is a co-author.

  • Maternal substance abuse disorders linked to adverse infant outcomes​. “Despite the growing problem of maternal addiction and associated adverse neonatal outcomes, our ability to monitor and understand the details of this major public health issue has been limited by the lack of robust data systems,” wrote Susan Hwang, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics.

  • Susan Niermeyer, Professor of Pediatrics is a 2017 Career Teaching Scholars Awardee. The Department of Pediatrics gives the Career Teaching Scholar Award to gifted teachers, both full-time faculty and clinical faculty, who have made outstanding contributions to pediatric education.